Industry News

  • Wolstenholme Announces Price Increases on Black Dispersions

    October 24, 2005
    Wolstenholme International Inc. is committed to being a long-term supplier of high quality carbon black dispersions and providing high levels of service and support for its customers.  However, in order to do that, company officials say they can…


  • Fitz Chem Adds Territory For Wacker Polymer

    October 24, 2005
    Fitz Chem Corporation announced that Wacker Polymer Systems has expanded its territory to include Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and the entire state of Illinois. Fitz Chem’s current territory for Wacker includes the states of Indiana, Northern Ill…


  • Michelman Acquires Assets From Proman Coatings Ltd.

    October 24, 2005
    Michelman, Inc. recently acquired the technology and related water-based coating assets from the former joint venture Proman Coatings Ltd. Michelman believes the integration of the Michelman and Proman technologies will reinforce their position as a…


  • Rockwood Pigments to Acquire Business of Johnson Matthey

    October 24, 2005
    Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, Rockwood Pigments (U.K.) Limited, has acquired the Pigments and Dispersions business of Johnson Matthey Plc for approximately $50 million.      The Pigments and Dispersions busine…


  • UV Composites Group Formed by RadTech

    October 24, 2005
    RadTech, the only North American trade association dedicated to the advancement of UV curing technology, recently expanded its organization by adding a Composites Focus Group.  The group is dedicated to aiding in the safe adoption of UV technolo…


  • Johnson Polymer Announces Partnership in Middle East, Africa

    October 24, 2005
    Johnson Polymer has taken an important step forward in offering more service to the coatings and printing and packaging industries in the Middle East and Africa by setting up a new alliance to bring more value to the industry and to improve customer…


  • Keim-Additec Surface USA, LLC Formed

    October 24, 2005
    Helmut Keim of Keim-Additec Surface, GmbH, Kirchberg, Germany, has announced the formation of Keim-Additec Surface USA, LLC.      Keim-Additec Surface, GmbH is a leading European producer of innovative and high quality wax micro dis…


  • Sartomer's Chatom, AL Plant Recommended for ISO 9001:2000 Registration

    October 24, 2005
    Sartomer Company today announced that the British Standards Institute, Reston, VA, has recommended its Chatom, AL plant for ISO 9001:2000 registration.      The Chatom plant is Sartomer’s seventh facility to be ISO registered…


  • Degussa's Business Unit Specialty Acrylics Adjusts Prices of Coating Materials

    October 24, 2005
    Roehm GmbH & Co. KG, a fully owned subsidiary of Degussa AG, has announced the worldwide implementation of a price increase for all acrylic coating raw materials. The price increase of E0.12/kg on a 100 percent polymer basis shall cover the signi…


  • NAPIM to Host Ink Pavilion at CMM International 2005

    October 24, 2005
    The National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) announced that it will sponsor an ink pavilion at CMM International 2005, scheduled for April 18-21 in Chicago. NAPIM members will be able to showcase all their latest products and techno…


  • Free UV/EB Health and Safety Video CD Available

    October 24, 2005
    The environmental, health and safety (EH&S) committee of RadTech, the Association for Ultraviolet (UV) and Electron Beam (EB) Technology, has developed a video detailing safe handling practices for UV/EB curable materials.     …


  • Solution Dispersions Moves into New HQ

    October 24, 2005
    Solution Dispersions, a Cynthiana, KY-based manufacturer of water-based carbon black dispersions, has been growing rapidly since its inception in 1991. To accommodate that growth, the company will be moving into its new manufacturing plant and headqu…


  • Tego Introduces Defoamer for High PVC Waterborne Systems

    October 24, 2005
    Tego Coating and Ink Additives has introduces Tego Foamex 855, an emulsion of a polyether siloxane copolymer containing fumed silica, for use in waterborne printing ink and architectural coating applications in the 30 percent to 60 percent PVC…


  • Troy Offers Universal Pigment Dispersant

    October 24, 2005
    Troy Corporation offers Troysperse 90W, a high performance universal pigment dispersant for both aqueous and solvent systems. Troysperse 90W, which acts as a dispersant and wetting agent, can enhance the properties of many products and applications i…


  • Engelhard Launches Lumina Russet and Copper Special Effect Pigments

    October 24, 2005
    Lumina Russet and Copper special effect pigments from Engelhard Corp. enable designers to enhance their products’ shelf appeal by adding rich, earthy, metallic copper and russet effects to inks, coatings and plastics, according to the company.…